South Dakota Changes – Track & Field

2024 South Dakota Changes, Clarifications & Reminders

  • The final meet of the regular season shall be no later than Friday of NFHS Week 46 (May 17, 2024), with State Meet entries due to SDHSAA by noon on Saturday of NFHS Week 46 (May 18, 2024).

  • All state-qualifying track meets must be run with FAT starting with the 2023-24 school year.

  • Javelin will be a scored event at the State Meet for all classes.

  • Class A and Class B will no longer hold Region Meets. Last Chance Meets may be added in its place.

  • Add a one-point team deduction for coach misconduct and immediate removal from the event.

South Dakota Modifications to NFHS Rules

  • The distance for the 100 Meter Girls Hurdles shall be as follows: 13 meters from the start line to the first hurdle, eight meters between hurdles, and 15 meters from the final hurdle to the finish line.

  • The 200m Dash may be reversed at regular season events to become wind-aided if agreed upon by the Meet Manager and Meet Referee. Additionally, the facility must permit this change by way of having permanent markings on the non-common finish to properly stage the event. Should either official object, or should the markings not be present, the event cannot be reversed. The 200m Dash will not be reversed at the State Meet.